Murcia-San Javier Airport is located on the north shoreline of the Mar Menor, in the district of Santiago de la Ribera, belonging to the town of San Javier. It is an air station open to civil traffic.

The airport has become an essential node in holiday and leisure transport that arrives and departs from the Autonomous Community of Murcia. In order to increase its capacity to serve commercial flights and, therefore, boost its activity, in recent years Aena has made significant investments that have resulted in various projects: the construction of a second runway, a new control tower, the expansion of the departure area of the passenger terminal, the aircraft parking platform for commercial and public parking and a new power plant.

In 2016, the Murcia-San Javier airport handled 1,096,980 passengers and 8,272 flight operations.

Year Passengers Year Passengers
2007 2,002,949 2012 1,181,782
2008 1,876,255 2013 1,140,813
2009 1,630,684 2014 1,095,471
2010 1,349,579 2015 1,067,668
2011 1,262,597 2016 1,096,980